Thumbprint Barley Wine - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by motorhed:
4.15/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a 4 pack of this at The Nova of Hudson. Love that place! Poured out of a bottle into a Stone pint glass.
A - 1/4 inch of head after pour and receded to next to nothing after about 5 minutes. Very golden/orange in color, what i would expect from an IPA. Filtered clear appearance with very minor lacing as the beer goes down the glass.
S - Pick up some minor hop smell. Mostly pick up scents of sweetness, some fruitiness in there as well. Had no idea of the ABV on this one but could definitely smell it, so i was assuming it was 10 percent or higher. Temp of the beer when opened was cellar, probably 55-60 degrees.
T - Big sweetness up front turns into sharp bitterness in the middle and a dry finish spewing big alcohol. This one is a soul and body warmer. =)
M - Medium bodied with very light carbonation levels.
O - Really enjoyed this beer, i think it will get better with some aging. The alcohol finish on this is pretty prevalent as well as the bitterness and may mellow out a bit with some aging. Other than that, i think it's a really good barley wine from New Glarus.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2012 20:50:09 | More by motorhed
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3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bright and hazy golden yellow pour with a froth of white foam. Aroma is heavy caramel, toffee, raisin, crackers, and thick, sweet malt with pine and hop bitterness on the finish. Taste is very smooth with a heavy toffee/english style barley wine malt flavor presenting plum, raisin, etc. that is nicely complimented by pine and hop bitterness with some alcohol heat slipping through on the tail end of the sip. Clean, coating mouthfeel
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2014 21:05:05 | More by jbaker67
Thumbprint Barley Wine from New Glarus Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.